Re arranging for better workflow

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Blog entry by Cato posted 09-21-2010 03:13 AM 1651 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a new fence install on the TS today I decided to move my shop equipment for a better workflow.

So basically cleared out some room in the garage bay so that I could get the planer and jointer side by side so I don’t have to move them all the time, and moved the TS across the room.

I think I will like this set up better even though I will have to stretch a hose from the DC over to the TS while I see if this set up will be fairly permanent. If so then will have to go over head with some DC piping.

Here is the bay I opened up.

And here is a view from the back of the shop.

So I think this will be a good shop layout for flow, and if I have to I can put the planer, jointer, and TS over in the other bay if I have a large assembly, which is fairly rare, but you never know.

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#1 posted 09-21-2010 03:27 AM

Those are some nice looking tools.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 09-21-2010 04:24 AM

Nice set up.

Is there some kind of formula you use for the DC piping? I ask because the local WoodCrafter store warned me about losing X amount of suction on corners etc.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#3 posted 09-21-2010 04:43 AM

Shop looks great!

Is the TS a little tight to the wall for sheet goods or longer cross-cuts? I had to turn my TS 90 degrees so the pillar in my garage wouldn’t interfere with wider stock – I found out the hard way when I was all set to make my cut. Maybe you roll ito ver some – my bad eyes cant make out if it’s on a mobile base or not. :)

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#4 posted 09-21-2010 10:28 AM

looks good… a little less cramped than my shop…

-- Daniel -

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#5 posted 09-21-2010 06:25 PM

Nice setup,
Shops are about evolution not revolution as your tools grow so will your needs for more efficient space
thanks for posting

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#6 posted 09-21-2010 06:51 PM

woohoot…. I have space envy!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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